Friday, 14 January 2011
What makes people act like this?
From the three photographs above you will see that yesterday our lane looked absolutely exquisite. There was a warm breeze and the sun shone as Tess and I went on our afternoon walk. As the sun caught the top of the stand of alder trees, it was possible to see the first faint tinges of red - Forty Acre Wood looked magnificent and the ride was full of pheasant who have so far escaped the guns.
Walking down the lane I kept meeting people out with their dogs or walking a few cattle up the lane to winter housing and all stopped to ask after my health; news travels in these parts and it is not nosiness, it is genuine concern. I arrived at the wood feeling really good.
Why then was my feeling shattered by the fact that some idiot had actually dumped an old refridgerator by the side of the lane. If we ring the council here they will collect old fridges etc., or we can take them to our local tip. Why then is it necessary to spoil the lane for everyone by dumping it on the verge?
Then coming back home I counted eleven cider tins thrown from passing car - I presume all from the same car as they were identical. Sometimes one's belief in peoples' good sense is sorely tried.
today's aros: alder catkins shine red in the low sunlight.